The Law of Green Buildings: Regulatory and Legal Issues in Design, Construction, Operations and Financing

    The Law of Green Buildings: Regulatory and Legal Issues in Design, Construction, Operations and Financing

    The Law of Green Buildings: Regulatory and Legal Issues in Design, Construction, Operations and Financing

    Buildings and the built environment use vast amounts of energy and other resources in construction, operation, and demolition. Written by prominent attorneys and other practitioners in the green building field, this book provides an overview of green buildings and sustainable development, explaining what makes a building "green" as well as governmental initiatives to promote these buildings.
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    Buildings and the built environment use vast amounts of energy and other resources in construction, operation, and demolition. In 2009, the residential and commercial building sector was responsible for more than 50 percent of total annual U.S. energy consumption and 74 percent of total U.S. electricity consumption. Beyond that, buildings are responsible for significant amounts of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants, while the materials in them can "offgas" and contribute to indoor air pollution. Green buildings use land and energy efficiently, conserve water, improve indoor and outdoor air quality, and increase the use of recycled materials. They can also lead to reduced operating costs, offering a better return on investment and overall building value.

    Written by prominent attorneys and other practitioners in the green building field, The Law of Green Buildings provides an overview of green buildings and sustainable development, explaining what makes a building "green" as well as governmental initiatives to promote these buildings. The authors highlight significant statutes and regulations, examine green building rating systems and siting, address retrofitting, and analyze legal issues that attorneys and other building professionals should be aware of when advising clients seeking to construct, finance, or lease a green building.

    Product Details

    Sponsor Groups

    Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

    Publisher

    ABA Book Publishing

    ISBN

    9781616320140

    Page Count

    434

    Product Code

    5350191

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